epsilonGreedy

My new Makita circular saw, a grey import?

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It was a brushless 18v model sold and dispatched by Amazon. The point of contention is that the blade depth gauge is marked in inches but I think in mm below a foot.

 

Should a proper UK model's cut depth gauge be marked in mm's?

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Can’t think and mine is about 20 miles from me currently ..! Try registering it and see if it allows you to. 

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Is the front guide in mm or inches ..? 

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we have a fairly new Makita and it is mm 

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Do you have the model number?

 

Link to the advert?

 

Are you able to send back for a refund?

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TBH if it works and you can register the 3 year warranty I would just keep it ...

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Google for Makita circular saw depth gauge. They seem to be cheap. Perhaps buy one marked in mm.

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Ok I am an idiot.

 

It turns out the calibrated and curved depth locking is marked in big centimeters that look like inches. The reason for this is that scale on the lock is twice the distance of the blade from the depth adjustment pivot, so 1 big cm on the scale = 1 normal cm of blade below the base plate.

 

Over the years I have become alert to mail order outfits substituting non UK stock, I once bought a Sebo vacuUm from Amazon that arrived with a euro to UK plug adaptor and for the next 10 years the adaptor used to get wedged in the flex recoil mechanism. Then last year a dodgy Welsh power tool retailer sold me a few Makita items in a plain cardboard box with no Makita paperwork.

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17 hours ago, PeterW said:

TBH if it works and you can register the 3 year warranty I would just keep it ...

 

 

I should do that but rarely do. Three years is useful.

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